‡For applicants who hold a baccalaureate or master’s degree in Physical Therapy and a US license in Physical Therapy. Applicants who hold a baccalaureate degree with interest in rehabilitation and movement sciences can also consider applying to the interprofessional PhD.
Our programs build on the university’s core values of interdisciplinary education, urban engagement, international knowledge and cutting edge research. Our exceptional faculty are dedicated to promoting excellence in practice, education, scholarship and community service. Faculty are engaged in active clinical research and practice. A hallmark of our program is the integration of experiential learning and didactic education whether through use of standardized patients, communication and interaction with community consultants, participation in service learning projects, or engagement in research with our faculty.
Welcome to the Department of Physical Therapy Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences
The cornerstone of the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Sciences is experiential learning aligned with the mission of Bouvé College and Northeastern University’s 2025 Academic Plan. The programs within the department enhance and extend students’ learning of human movement and rehabilitation through experiential education, interdisciplinary collaborations, interprofessional education, research opportunities and a variety of global educational experiences. The Department is led by a collaborative interdisciplinary body of faculty with research, scholarship, clinical and teaching expertise across a diverse spectrum.
Department Vision: Lead through innovation, education and research in human movement and rehabilitation sciences.
Department Mission: Advance health, human movement, and rehabilitation sciences through interprofessional and experiential education, research, and practice within a dynamic global society.
Dr. Jack Dennerlein
Jack Dennerlein, PhD
Professor & Interim Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences Northeastern University
301 Robinson Hall, Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617.373.3508 [email protected]
On November 7, 2015, we celebrated our 100th Centennial at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston, MA. Please visit our Centennial page to view photos from the event.
The Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences’ mission is to impact the health and wellbeing of the global community by developing leaders in physical therapy, movement, and rehabilitation sciences through interprofessional experiential education, translational research and excellence in clinical practice.
The PT program at NU has been accredited by CAPTE since January 1930. It is one of the oldest accredited programs in the country. Accreditation reviews occur every 10 years to ensure quality education that meets the needs of the public and the profession. We were reaccredited on November 6, 2013 and are accredited until 2023. Students who graduate from CAPTE accredited program are eligible to sit for national licensure.